Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Kronshtadt

View stunning architecture and design from the early 20th century at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the main church of the Russian Navy. After several failed architecture competitions, admiral Stepan Makarov hired Vasily Kosyakov, a Neo-Byzantine architectural master, to design the church. Construction on the large Russian Orthodox cathedral began in 1901 and continued until 1913, when it was opened to the public and dedicated to Navy servicemen who died at sea. Though the cathedral was converted to a cinema, and later a museum of the Navy, it was eventually reclaimed by the church. Nowadays you can tour the well-preserved structure. Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, St. Petersburg Edition.
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  • And the lighthouse, and the cathedral, and the memory... Kudos to our sailors and officers! Everyone who glorified the Fatherland and fought for it. All those who have received a personal mention and are listed in the ships... And my respect for the creators of the temple. Incredible Sea Cathedral! Amazing both outside and inside. It's grandiose. Be sure to visit all 4 tiers.
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  • I have already seen many cathedrals and temples in Russia and Europe, but this one should not be noted. The interior and majesty is amazing. The beauty will not yield to St. Isaac's Cathedral. In Kronstadt, it is a must-visit place. Come in and worship the memory of the dead sailors.
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  • Very beautiful cathedral both inside and outside. From the outside, the cathedral stands above the center of the city with an imposing grandeur that is hard to miss. On the inside, one can feel both a sense of fervor and amazement at the beauty and serenity of the place. The ornate and intricate artwork leaves you in awe. While the lavish and majestic icons gives a feeling of the majesty of God and the smallness of man. The cathedral is still functioning as a church, so sometimes one can catch Orthodox church services while inside the church.
  • Absolutely amazing experience! Beautiful cathedral from outside and the breathtaking one inside. Must see in Kronstadt!
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